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Patterns on Cylindrical Parts

By David Melvin, PE, TEDCF Publishing

This tip shows you how to make a pattern on a cylinder made from a flat sheet. Please note that the process shown in this tip does not create round holes on the cylinder. To learn how to create a cylinder with fully-formed round holes, please read my tip “Holes on Cylindrical Parts.”

Patterns on Cylindrical Parts

The axes of the holes radiate outward from the axis of the cylinder.

The Trick
Add the holes to a flat plate and then use the Bend Part command to make the cylinder.

The Process
First you need to know the…

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